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Kruisherenhotel Maastricht 5 star classification

Hotelsterren announces 5 star hotel classification for Kruisherenhotel Maastricht

Maastricht, 1 June 2017
Kruisherenhotel Maastricht was awarded a 5-star classification on Wednesday 31 May, making it the first hotel in Limburg to receive such a coveted accolade. Rated by Hotelsterren, a Royal Dutch Hospitality Association initiative, it is equally endorsed by Hotelstars, the European Hotel Classification organisation.

The first Limburgian hotel to secure 5 Stars
Kruisherenhotel was officially awarded its 5-star status at a celebratory dinner for stakeholders and the press. Ron de Bruijn, Director of Hotelsterren said, “We used 270 objective quality assurance points to judge the Kruisherenhotel and concluded that the extensive service and facilities offered are absolutely worth the stars awarded. We congratulate the Kruisherenhotel as the first 5-star hotel in the Limburg province, which now joins 27 other Dutch properties with the same classification. All 21,000 hotels under the European hotel classification system assure guests that they will receive a consistent and quality experience. The Kruisherenhotel is an oasis of tranquility in the dynamic city of Maastricht, where history and art converge at the crossroads of modern day luxury.”

Design between Heaven and Earth
During a cocktail reception a glass shipping container styled with hotel furnishings, including an Auping bed, dramatically sailed over the central square as a symbolic expression of the hotel’s positioning – Design between Heaven and Earth. Bastiaan Klomp, General Manager, stated that “We are proud that as a team we have achieved the 5-star classification. With this strategic milestone we can add a new chapter to the Kruisherenhotel story and look forward to an exciting future.”

About Kruisherenhotel Maastricht
Dating back to the 15th century, the former Kruisheren monastery and adjoining Gothic church have been transformed into a spectacular design hotel, located in the heart of Maastricht’s historic centre. A member of Design Hotels™, Kruisherenhotel Maastricht combines thought-provoking architecture with original features throughout the 60 ultra-modern guestrooms, each with their own individual quirks and details. The church’s impressive nave has been sensitively reimagined to create an arresting, semi-open place space that encompasses the hotel reception, restaurant, Wine Bar Rouge & Blanc, meeting spaces, library, glass elevator and three corner lounges tucked away in former side chapels.
A member of Design Hotels™ since 2005, Kruisherenhotel Maastricht is part of Oostwegel Collection, a Limburgian family business dedicated to gracious hospitality, artisanal cuisine and historically authentic properties. For more information:

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InnoSyn BV founded as independent chemical process R&D company at Brightlands Chemelot Campus

The DSM Innovative Synthesis Research Center, which was a part of DSM Chemical Technology R&D BV, is since May 1 an independent company, named InnoSyn BV. As an independent company, InnoSyn BV can further grow its business at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen (NL).

DSM has transformed its business to a more resilient and focused portfolio. As a result, the role of the Research Center Innovative Synthesis in DSM has also changed. InnoSyn BV will be an innovative partner for customers, using state-of-the-art technology in R&D for new and existing chemical processes. InnoSyn BV will continue to deliver high-end chemical process R&D services to customers, from lab scale, pilot scale including implementing industrial scale, e.g. at customer facilities.

Daniel Mink, CEO InnoSyn BV: “We are excited about the spin-out from R&D department in a large company into an independent chemical R&D service provider. Chemistry & catalysis are in the DNA of the new company. Our tagline ‘Tomorrow’s Chemistry. Today’ shows where our passion, strength and added value are. InnoSyn is already working for numerous large companies as well as for a considerable number of small companies. DSM will remain a long-term customer for part of its chemistry projects. All our cooperation partners are positive about the spin-out and they look forward to our development in the future. InnoSyn and its pilot plant will stay located at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, where we feel very much at home.”

Bert Kip, CEO Brightlands Chemelot Campus comments: “The unique capabilities of InnoSyn have a strong, synergistic fit with the ambitions of Brightland Chemelot Campus. The spin-out offers new opportunities for the campus and for InnoSyn’s people, expertise and network. We are proud to contribute to this development by taking a share in the new company.”

Twan Beurskens, Regional Minister of Economic Affairs and Knowledge Infrastructure for the Province of Limburg adds: “We are pleased that InnoSyn can continue to develop their business on the campus and contribute to the economic development of our province.”

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2nd International Congress on NeuroRehabilitation and Neural Repair

The 2nd International Congress on NeuroRehabilitation and Neural Repair is about to start at the Maastricht Exhibition and Conference Center (MECC), Maastricht, the Netherlands. The conference will be held from May 22nd until May 24th, with over 450 delegates coming from 40 different countries.

It promises to be a unique meeting, where top researchers, with a wealth of expertise of a wide variety of neurological diseases, get together to improve research and treatment regarding neurorehabilitation of diseases such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. The conference is jointly organized by three neurorehabilitation societies from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
Please check out the website for more information and details.